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18 Things You'll Understand If You're Secretly Not 100% Over Your Emo Phase

Bold eyeliner is still an important part of your makeup look.

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1. The only jeans you will wear are still black skinny jeans.

They're so easy to find nowadays.

They're so easy to find nowadays.

2. And the only trainers you like are Converse or Vans.

3. Even if you don't buy your clothes from Hot Topic or Grindstore anymore, you still do this when looking for clothes online.

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4. You feel slightly wistful when you see a young person who is still fully in the throes of being emo.

What a time that was.

5. Eyeliner is still an important makeup staple, but now you can do all kinds of impressive looks with it.

6. You feel a bit old when you realise how out of touch you are with the new bands the ~alternative youths~ listen to.

Although thankfully, many of your favourite bands are still going strong.

7. Which is why sometimes you have a quick skim of the music magazines in shops, to brush up on your knowledge.

8. There's only one colour you like painting your nails.

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9. You're quite pleased that nowadays it's quite ~in~ to wear dark lipsticks, because there's so much more choice.

Matte lipsticks, satin lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, all in a variety of dark shades. What a time to be alive.

10. You've found ways to incorporate your love of Jack Skellington all around your home.

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Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

11. On Halloween you occasionally sing "This Is Halloween" a bit in your head.


12. You feel quite excited when you meet someone else who has hints of secretly being a bit emo.

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"I couldn't help but notice your black nail polish and the Fall Out Boy sticker on your laptop..."

13. Your Instagram feed is mostly all the band members you had a crush on in 2007.

14. And when a recent movie features a song from one of your old favourite bands, you like it 100 times more.

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15. Even though you think your emo past isn't that obvious, in group pictures you still...stick out.

16. Somewhere in your music collection lies a playlist with at least one of these songs on it.

Gym Class Heroes were totally acceptable for emos, because they had emo singers in their songs sometimes.

Gym Class Heroes were totally acceptable for emos, because they had emo singers in their songs sometimes.

17. If prompted, you can still recite the start of the "I'm Not Okay" music video.

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"You like D&D, Audrey Hepburn, Fangoria, Harry Houdini, and croquet..."

18. And hearing the G note still fucks you up every time.